Opuntia santa-rita (Santa Rita Prickly Pear) is a shrubby or tree-like cactus with a short trunk and branches of gray-green to bluish …
Derivation: Refers to the Santa Rita Mountains in Arizona, United States.
Pronunciation: SAN-ta REE-ta
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species for subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars.
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